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 Post subject: Suicide - What Does The Bible Say
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:42 pm 
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Samson committed suicide (Judg 16:29-30) but Hebrews 11:32 lists Samson as a great example of a man of faith. Would God include someone in a list of people of great faith who actually ended up in hell?

The Bible does not seem to condemn suicide. There are, six accounts of suicide in the Bible, the most notorious being those of King Saul (1 Samuel 31:2-5) and Judas (Matthew 27:3-5). Others are Abimelech (Judges 9:50-54), Samson (Judges 16:23-31), Ahithophel (2 Samuel 17:23), and Zimri (1 Kings 16:15-20). As far as I can tell, none of the six is explicitly condemned for taking his life.

Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin?

No

Only, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is Unpardonable. (Matt. 12:32) Attributing the acts of Jesus to the devil when you know they are not. A sin not able to be commited today.

Did Jesus Die for All Sins?

Yes

Jesus died for all of our sins past, present, and future. Oh, what if your dead and cannot ask for forgiveness for taking your own life? Don't worry Jesus's deth on the cross was big enough to cover ALL SINS. (John 3:16)

Suicide

Suicide - (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide is often committed when people are not healthy.

Suicide was not seen as an automatically immoral act in ancient Greek, Roman, or Hebrew culture. Only with the rise of Christian world views of the sanctity of life did suicide become a banned act. Suicide was considered a sin, based on the writings of some of the Early Church Fathers, such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas; but suicide was not considered a sin under the Byzantine Christian code of Justinian, even a few years later. Only under Catholic doctrine did suicide become a sin.

In Judaism there are instances of mass suicide such as Masada, First French persecution of the Jews, and York Castle.

A review in 2004, found that 87% of persons committing suicide were diagnosable with a mental disorder based on history from their friends and family following their death. So it is a point that should be made that the fast majority of suicides are unhealthy people, thus should seek help.

One should always use the 24 hour rule when talking to someone contemplating suicide. Get them to put 24 hours between their decision and their action, the stats say they will change their minds while seeking help during the 24 hours.




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